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Garden Bench
This project is easy — no fancy joints or glue — and inexpensive. We paid about $45 for the dimensional cedar at a local home improvement center. Cutting curves shows how to cut the curved seat, the most complicated part. Or you can...

It's common to think of tools as implements to cut, drill or shape material--or perhaps to drive fasteners. But another important class of tools is used to support whatever you are working on. One of the most versatile and simple-to-build work...

Bench Top Workbench
Woodworking benches are designed to place a workpiece at a height that’s ideal for handplaning. But the perfect height for planing often is too low for other common bench tasks. For example, when routing, carving, cutting dovetails, or...

The most important tool in any shop doesn't have a motor, a battery or a cutting edge, and it has remained largely unchanged for centuries. A traditional woodworking bench, at its most elaborate, was a virtual showpiece, bristling with vises,...

Nesting Tables
Small tables are always handy--whether for an intimate takeout dinner, or salsa and chips when the guys show up for the game. The rest of the time, though, they're in the way--unless they're built to nest. The idea is simple: Just remove one rail,...

Trestle Table
Back in the Middle Ages, diners looking for a place to set out the roast boar and mead took a practical approach -- they laid a few boards across two stands, much the way we'd place plywood across sawhorses at a picnic. Throughout the centuries,...

Benchtop Router Table
If you dont have space in your shop for a floor mounted router table, or if you want a simpler route to a router table so to speak, consider this project.

Marble-Top Coffee Table
When one too many houseguest has forgotten to use a coaster and your coffee table needs to be replaced, consider this quick but elegant DIY option. And visit the manufacturer 80/20, who created a kit especially for this project. I recently became...

Coffee table
For those who like it strong and robust -- a coffee table with substance. As a professional furniture maker working with clients, I've learnt that it's the quality of relationship I have, almost as much as the quality of what I build, that keeps...

Bird Feeder
Easy to build bird table feeder.This is the second type of bird table offered by Amateur Woodworker (the first one was in the previous issue). The advantage of this particular model is that you can easily put table scraps onto it, rather than the...

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